Computer Science Option

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About the Course

GCSE Computer Science is designed to get students working with real-world, practical programming techniques that give them a good understanding of what makes technology work.  Students will study practical programming and also a variety of computer languages.  They also study how a computer works, computer networks and databases as well as how technology is used in society.

Your Future

We will accept grades 9 - 5 at GCSE to be able to study Computer Science at AS and A level.  The Computer Science course at A level is provided by AQA.  There are two units, Paper 1 which focuses on the Fundamentals of computer programming and Paper 2, which is a theoretical unit which covers the fundamentals of computer systems, data representation and architecture.